Battlefield 2042 Will Have 128-Player Matches on Next-Gen Consoles and PC

Multiplayer-focused Battlefield 2042 will feature new game modes, real-time events, dynamic weather, and more.

Today, Electronic Arts revealed the next installment to the Battlefield series, Battlefield 2042. The upcoming first-person shooter is set to release later this year on consoles and PC. Check out the official reveal trailer in the video below.

Battlefield 2042 Reveal Trailer

Described as the “most ambitious title in the franchise,” Battlefield 2042 will be a fully multiplayer experience that aims “to revolutionize the modern multiplayer sandbox.” As such, DICE is doing away with the single-player campaign this time around, though there is still some semblance of a storyline to serve as the game’s narrative backdrop.

Battlefield 2042 will feature multiplayer battles on massive maps that for the first time will hold up to 128 players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Unfortunately, players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will have to settle for 64-player matches on reduced-size maps. Dynamic weather and real-time events such as tornados and sandstorms will constantly reshape the battlefield, keeping players on their toes.

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The game will include the standard Conquest and Breakthrough modes, as well as a new squad-based mode called Hazard Zone. Battlefield 2042 will not include a battle royale mode either, according to a report from Eurogamer. DICE LA is currently developing another unannounced game mode for the Battlefield franchise that is said to be “a love letter to Battlefield fans and one that long-time players will feel right at home with.” Fans will have to wait until EA Play Live on July 22 to hear more about this mysterious new game mode.

“Battlefield 2042 is an evolution of the franchise and embraces what our players want – the ultimate Battlefield multiplayer sandbox with intense combat and a ton of incredible, unexpected events,” said Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of DICE. “All of us across DICE in Stockholm, DICE LA, Criterion, and EA Gothenburg have had so much fun developing this game and now it’s time to let players jump in. What they’ll find is that we’ve built three distinct, absolutely epic experiences that we think they’ll love.”

Battlefield 2042 releases for PC and consoles in October. Be sure to mark your calendars for the official gameplay reveal of Battlefield 2042 on Sunday, June 13, during E3 2021.

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